From drip cakes to off-the-shoulder gowns, there’s a trend towards weddings becoming a little less stiff and formal, and more about a relaxed beauty and style that really suits the wedding couple. Here we’ve rounded up a list of what’s hot and trending among wedding couples today and what you can expect to see at the next one you attend.

By: Amanda Tan


Pretty in Pink

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Drip Cakes 
Going naked’s no longer cool, as these drip cakes with tantalising frosting and cream now take centrestage.
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If you want bling on your wedding gown, then look no further than this dress!

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Off-shoulder Dresses 
Making its way from the runways to the bridal salons, off-soulder dresses dominated searches on Pinterest this year. Whether you’re looking to channel Disney princesses or boho chic, there’s something for every bride.
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Green Weddings
Thanks to Pantone’s COlour of the Year, Greenery, we are now seeing more green arrangements that are refreshing , easy on the eye and cheaper than lush blooms.
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Brunch or Lunch Receptions
Instead of formulaic dinner banquets, more couples are looking to hold their celebrations in the day at hotels or alternative venues now.
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Destination Weddings
Celebration in Bali are gaining tracion now, and why not? From breathtaking cliff-top views to two- or three-day celebrations with your nearest and dearest, stunning photos for the album, and a memorable wedding, are both guaranteed.
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Simple is beautiful. #SephoraDigital #27amakeup

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Au Naturel
If  you’re not a big fan of thick makeup, and looking generally unrecognisable on your big day, you’ll be glad to know that brides are now inching towards natural everyday makeup for their weddings now. The same ethos extends to their tresses. where some brides prefer to let their hair down literally instead of opting for stiff updos.
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Groom details captured by @pharrisphotos ! Love the choice of accessories ! #GroomInspiration

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Blue Is The New Black
It’s high time grooms said goodbye to classic black, grey or navy blue suits, and give brighter alternatives a chance instead.
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See also: 6 Simple Tips To Customising Your Wedding Vows

This story is first published in CLEO.